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APOCALYPTICA DEBUTS NEW SONG, “LIVE OR DIE" FEATURING SABATON’S JOAKIM BRODÉN

Today, March 6, Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica release their brand-new track and music video, “Live Or Die (featuring Joakim Brodén)”. The song, which boasts what is certainly one of the most dynamic liaisons in heavy metal - the spellbinding music of Apocalyptica and the potent, iconic vocals of Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén - is a fierce battle cry focused on the desecration of our planet. “Live Or Die” was composed by Apocalyptica and recorded in Finland with Apocalyptica and Martin Hansen (Scorpions) producing. The video, directed by Ville Juurikkala and filmed in Berlin, Germany on January 25th, is a fiery performance piece that features Brodén on vocals.

Apocalyptica and Sabaton have a new but notable history of collaboration. Most recently, the two bands recorded a version of the 2010 Sabaton track “Angels Calling,” released in November 2019, with a companion music video. In addition, Apocalyptica was Special Guest on Sabaton's just-concluded, critically acclaimed, 15-country European tour, that included Apocalyptica joining Sabaton onstage every night for a half dozen songs. As one UK reviewer wrote, “The chemistry between the two bands was absolutely incredible. Apocalyptica were throwing around their cellos just as hard as Sabaton were throwing around their guitars.”

The track, which will be available exclusively in digital form can be accessed HERE.

In support of their current studio album release, the all-instrumental Cell-0, (Silver Lining Music), Apocalyptica - cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén - will kick off the first leg of their 2020 North American tour on May 3 in Orlando Florida. The band will bring their moving and bombastic live performances to 20 cities over a three-week period wrapping up on May 26 in Boston MA. With a set list that will likely vary night to night, Apocalyptica's performances will be comprised of new songs from Cell-0 as well as from the band's rich catalogue. Lacuna Coil will support on all North American dates.

Whilst Europe will enjoy one of the most engaging, exciting and “Apocalyepic” events of the year this coming Autumn 2020, when the cello metal giants Apocalyptica unite with Epica to entertain audiences all over the continent, from Budapest to Barcelona, on the Epic Apocalypse Tour. The two will co-headline, showing both a refreshing camaraderie and lack of ego, and will be joined by the exciting, progressive metal band Wheel, who will open each night with their engaging juxtapose of time-defying grooves and deep social exploration.

Tickets are on sale now, for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing details go to this location.

Apocalyptica’s upcoming and massive 2020 tour itinerary is as follows:

MARCH

12 Logomo, Turku, Finland
14 Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
15 Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
27 Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
28 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland

APRIL

13 Échos & Merveilles, Le Bascala, Bruguières, France

MAY

1 Guitar Guinness Record, Wroclaw, Poland

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

3 The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
4 The Masquerade - Heaven, Atlanta, GA
6 Emo's, Austin, TX
7 House of Blues, Houston, TX
9 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
10 The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
11 The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
12 The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
13 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14 The Showbox, Seattle, WA
15 Queen Elisabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC Canada
17 Midway, Edmonton, AB Canada
18 The Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB Canada
20 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
21 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
22 The Opera House, Toronto, ON Canada
23 MTelus, Montreal, QC Canada
24 Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
25 Webster Hall, New York, NY
26 Big Night Live, Boston, MA

JUNE

18 Amfiteáter Raca, Bratislava, Slovakia
19 Amfiteáter, Terchova, Slovakia
20 Nummirock Metal Festival, Kauhajoki, Finland

AUGUST

7 Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland

OCTOBER

21 Komplex, Zurich, Switzerland
22 Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland
23 Fabrique, Milan, Italy
25 Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
26 Hala Vodova, Brno, Czech Republic
27 Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
29 Berns, Stockholm, Sweden
30 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
31 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOVEMBER

2 Capitol, Hannover, Germany
3 Docks, Hamburg, Germany
4 Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
6 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
8 Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
9 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
21 Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
26 Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
28 Gamma, Murcia, Spain
29 La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
30 Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain

DECEMBER

3 Zenith, Paris, France
4 AB, Brussels, Belgium
5 Roundhouse, London, UK
7 O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
8 O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
9 Academy, Manchester, UK
11 AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
15 Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne, Germany
16 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
17 MHP Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany

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